Friday, April 15, 2005

Someone Tell Me. . .

What Does It Take?  Americans Must Stop This Insanity, Or Others Will.
by The Old Hippie Because I'm Starkly Amazed By The Fearful Silence

"Those Who Make Peaceful Revolution Impossible
Will Make Violent Revolution Inevitable. . ."

John F. Kennedy, In a speech at the White House, 1962

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[ All of the following is not new, or unknown, to anyone reading this, all of these facts are easily verifiable through simple web searches, with little effort or political expertize, or web savvy - Hell don't even believe me, do your own research.  Obviously - Since you are reading this blog - You are already searching - Don't stop. ]

There are more citizens of America imprisoned, right now, in raw numbers, and by percentage of population, than in any other nation, in the written history of this planet.

Peak Oil happens this year, yet our nation as a whole is doing absolutely nothing to wean ourselves off of oil dependency, and doing absolutely nothing toward, and worse, even cutting funding to, alternative energy research and development.

America is the number 1 producer of pollution on the planet.  Not to beat a dead horse, but - We Americans are less than 5% of the planet, and we use over 25% of its resources.  And yet "we" refuse to participate in any of the international environmental treaties, because "it would hurt us financially."  Just how long do you believe that is going to be allowed to continue?

America is dumping, and has been since the first Iraq War back in 1991, and much more so in this war - hundreds of tons of "depleted uranium" (half-life of over 4 billion years and still deadly radioactive) all over Muslim countries.  Its ability to kill and deform living matter is not depleted at all.  "We" use it in weapons, where non-radioactive tungsten would work better.  Why did "we" allow this in the first place, and why are "we" allowing it to continue?

Free-Speech Zones - Jesus Christ, Free-Speech Zones?!?  Wake the F___ up!

Tax-Cuts that openly benefit only the top 2 or 3 percent, during a time of war and economic depression, during the highest deficit in American history, during the largest trade-gap in American history?!?

America has been, and is continuing to use, cluster bombs on civilian populations.

"We" Americans killed over 500,000 children under 5 years of age with "our" economic and political sanctions, in Iraq, and when confronted with this fact, "our" leaders said, "it was worth it."!?!

Insane Evangelical Dominionists have been placed into positions of power throughout the whole structure of "our" government, including the office of President, and are changing this Constitutional Democracy into a Plutocratic Theocracy before our very eyes.  So far successfully destroying the Separation of the Church and State.

The one branch of "our" government that this single-party rule hasn't completely taken over, is now under intense attack - The Judicial Branch.

Just like all of the past failed fascist regimes in this planet's history, they are also attacking the "liberal intellectuals" in our universities, with McCarthy-like intensity and precision.

America - you, me, all of us, now "officially" sanction the torture of human beings, for the first time in our nation's history.

Over 96% of "our" mainstream media is owned and controlled by just 5 corporations.

The majority of "our" nation's prisons are run by private corporations.

Worldwide, the American dollar, because it has become so weak, and is continuing to weaken, is being replaced by the euro.  The political, not to mention economical, implications of this are staggering.

Our cherished Constitutional Democracy is being systematically, and purposefully destroyed, before our eyes, and "we" remain openly silenced?!?

Why?  Someone please tell me, just what does it take for us Americans to even start the process of stopping this insanity?  Before others do it for us.


At 4/17/2005 8:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great work, Dude! It's time for we marginalized hippie boomers to step up, and this blog helps rally the 'troops'...make love...


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